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 Author  Topic: 1/32 Lindberg Hull = What 2 build? What 2 build?
PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 2:25pm
Hi there.

I have another 1/32 scale Lindberg PT boat hull and many extra parts including two each of the two different size gun tubs. Since even building a 103 Cass boat involves a lot of scratchbuilding and since the hull scales up to 78 feet and not 80 feet, I thought I might just use the hull to scratchbuild a facsimile of either a 78' Elco or a Higgins boat. After seeing the wonderful drawings of the Higgins posted here by Al Ross recently I'm leaning towards building it as a Higgins.

If you fellow modellers had this hull and the spare parts I have what would you build, the 78' Elco or the Higgins?

Cheers from Peter

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  alross2

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I would throw away the parts and scratch-build....

Al


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alross2

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of alross2   Send Email To alross2 Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 2:47pm
Yes, I also build. While not a PT, here are my latest kits for BlueJacket. They depict GEARING (DD710) as built (1945) and reconfigured as part of the FRAM programs (1962). Scale is 1/192 (1/16 = 1').

WWII



FRAM



Al




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Hadly

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 3:01pm
That is just super Al, great looking boat and model.
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Frank J Andruss Sr

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I have a brand new 1/144 scale Fletcher class Destroyer from Revell of Germany. A beautiful kit, roughly 31 inches long, that Stan has to build for me. Should be 2016 by the time he gets to it though. Nice model Al.............


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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Bob  Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 5:53pm
I would vote Higgins!!!

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PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 7:20pm
Has my thread on PT boats models ben intercepted by destroyers? VBG LOL ;<)

Curious as to why Higgins instead of a 78' Elco?

I could always use the hull for something non-PT boat such as a 1/20 civilian Cabin Crusier. I even have some old Preisser 1/20 scale figures I can put in it.

However I would like to buld it as some sort of PT boat. I mean I do have the four deck vents, some extra 20 mm guns and gun tubs I can use so why just chuck all those away. I'm not looking for 100% accuracy (impossible with any Lindberg military subject kit I've ever seen or owned) just a reasonable looking model to run around on the local pond.

Cheers from Peter

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  Jerry Gilmartin

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Yes my vote is definitely for a Higgins! Elcos have been done to death. Of course, I am completely unbiased.
Jerry Gilmartin
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(78 foot Higgins)

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PeterTareBuilder

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of PeterTareBuilder  Posted on: Apr 23, 2012 - 7:47pm
Hi Jerry.

At least with the Higgins there is a fantastic source of information on it. VBG

I kindof like the looks of the superstructure of the Higgins and I really leaning towards doing one of them.

Cheers

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Frank J Andruss Sr

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Although I love the Elco Boats, I would like to see you do a HIGGINS PT BOAT. We just do not see enough of them being done as projects.........................


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